Eat sushi in Japan

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EmpressLulu EmpressLulu

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It is so different from the sushi at home, it is absolutely amazing and I can never look at sushi the same way again.


SarahThomson SarahThomson

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My first day in Tokyo and I decided to go all-out on the Japan experience right away. Tried this lovely platter of different types of sushi. My favourites were the conger eel (bottom right), the egg (yellow one - yes, it's not all fish apparently) and th temaki (the rolls in the top-right - it had cucumber and wasabi inside). Highly recommend trying sushi if you're in Japan!


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Waking up at 2am to line up in the freezing cold at Tsukiji Market to be one of 100 people allowed in to the restricted access Tuna Auction was one of the best and worst experiences I've had. The lack of sleep was worth it after eating a $35 (AUD) sushi bowl for breakfast at 7am to start the day. 


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  The absolute best place to eat sushi will always be the country responsible for its invention: Japan. I visit Japan maybe once a year to enjoy the rich culture and amazing food. In September 2015, I went to Japan with my boyfriend and we went to one of their amazing sushi chains; probably the most amazing sushi I ever had!


gabbyquattrone gabbyquattrone

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Sushi in Japan is much different than in America. I enjoy both tastes. This sushi in particular was from my study abroad university in Kyoto, Japan. 


audrey.boyer.355 audrey.boyer.355

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 The REAL stuff!


sleepycat1993 sleepycat1993

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so simple, clean and delicious  


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It was great


danielablg danielablg

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Tsukiji-Fish-Market is the best place for this, go as early as 3AM when and see the fish market as well, worth it!


blagman blagman

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 did this when i went to japan for my 30th birthday i had never tried wasabi before and thought the fish  was poisoning me oops


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vincentvvega vincentvvega

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Need to go back ASAP bonkers


fkaren fkaren

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 Awesome


Mamba Mamba

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 Tastes a lot better in Japan!


Calico Calico

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I even tried the Cuttlefish sushi...not for me, that particular one, but the others were tasty~!

 


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My host family and I sit down at a booth in a small diner in Ebetsu, near Sapporo. The kitchen is in the center, and a conveyor belt surrounded the kitchen area. On the conveyor belt was a multitude of small plates of different foods and drinks. The smell of fish and seaweed lingered in the air. It took me about half an hour to realize that the plates of food were all fake and plastic. Most Japanese restaurants have realistic models of food at the front, but this was the first time I had seen a restaurant that had gone through so much trouble to build a working conveyor belt, just to put fake food on it.

            Small children run around the busy diner. I feel out of place being the only American in a diner in a small Japanese town where not many tourists go. My family orders different small plates of food and writes down our order on a small piece of paper. The chefs just reach over the conveyor belt and hand us the small plates. Kohaku tells me the next day when she is painting my nails that I was too polite at the restaurant, and that I kept saying arigatoo after they gave us the plates of food.

            The green tea powder comes in a little container on the table. My favorite things about the restaurant were the little faucets at each table that dispensed hot water for the tea. I had taken a strange liking to the incredibly bitter and foamy bright green tea, in which one simply puts the bright powder into a cup of hot water and mixes it in. Kohaku, who is nine, hates it but I found the tea to be extremely helpful after the food came.

            My host family mostly orders sushi for all of us. Before the trip, I would never dream of eating raw fish, and instead preferred sushi with avocado and cucumber. Now, not only does it look as if I don’t have a choice, but I also like the fish. As I eagerly take a bite of a roll I almost choke on it, quickly realizing that the entire sushi piece is drenched in wasabi. I down a hot cup of bitter tea, confused that everyone else seems unfazed by the obscene amount of wasabi in all of the food that we are eating. Although I try to scrape the wasabi from the sushi that I feel obligated to finish, there is no escaping the biting sting. Wasabi is unique in that it isn’t spicy in the strict sense of the word. It instead makes your head hurt, your mouth sting, and your eyes water. However, if you keep eating it you get used to it and it brings out the flavor and texture of the fish. After the experience at the restaurant I figured that the worst was over; no other Japanese food would be more painful than what I had already eaten. I enthusiastically tried takoyaki (octopus), escargot, and eel. And I made sure that I always had a bottle of strong green tea by my side. Now, I try to try new things as much as possible. When I went to Africa I didn’t hesitate to try the black, fried Mopane worms. And every time I go to a restaurant, I make sure to order something new, even if it has wasabi.

 


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I found this place by chance. Nemuro Hanamaru is a famous restaurant for sushi-go-round. They have a long cue for waiting but it's very worth to wait. 

 

 


JenniCate28 JenniCate28

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i've found out i'm not a sushi person....


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Ate sushi at a Xmas dinner in Hakuba, Japan.

 


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